What is Christ Renews His Parish?
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP, pronounced “Chirp”) is a Spiritual Renewal Weekend designed to help individuals grown in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to bring members of a parish together in Christ. CRHP is an excellent opportunity for Catholics to renew their understanding of the basic beliefs and traditions of their faith.
The Weekend Retreat at Our Lady of Victory
During the weekend you will listen to parishioners who have volunteered to give a personal witness to the power of Jesus Christ in their lives. Group discussions and responses follow each presentation. You’ll be free to share as much or as little as you feel comfortable. There will be readings of scripture, time for prayer, and time set aside for personal reflection. You and your needs will always be respected.
Sacraments are an integral part of the weekend. There will be an opportunity to go to confession and the weekend will include a private Mass. All experiences shared on the weekend are confidential, unless otherwise expressed by the participants.
One weekend for men (3rd weekend in February) and one weekend for women (3rd weekend in September) will take place each year.
- CRHP is open to all adult parishioners of Our Lady of Victory.
- The weekend begins Saturday morning and ends Sunday afternoon. The weekend sessions are conducted at parish and school facilities, mainly in the Convocation Center and chapel.
- The CRHP weekend is conducted by a team made up of parishioners who have attended previous weekends and gone through a year of formation following the retreat.
The renewal weekend is a gift from the presenting team and the parish. There is no cost to you.
All meals are generously provided by Our Lady of Victory parishioners. There will be regular breaks with coffee, soft drinks, and snacks. We will do our best to accommodate dietary needs.
Sleeping accommodations are in the Convocation Center meeting rooms and classrooms. Cots are provided. You are asked to bring your own sleeping bag or sheets and pillow, along with your own towel, soap, and other toiletries that you might need. We will extend every effort to ensure your comfort. *Though we recommend spending the night for the full retreat experience, you may commute to and from each day of the retreat if you prefer to sleep at home.
What happens after the CRHP Weekend?
The uniqueness of CRHP is in its continuation. Participants are usually so inspired, so renewed, so uplifted, that they are anxious to share their faith experience with others from their parish. Participants have the opportunity to begin planning the next renewal weekend soon after they complete their own, if they desire. They become the “new team.” During this “Formation” time, even greater spiritual growth occurs. The transition between attending a weekend and leading a weekend takes place over a 12-month formation period. *Typically 1-2 meetings per month.
For More Information
Email [email protected] or call Susan Meyer at 513-706-9950 or Jonathan Schaefer at 513-347-2071 to find out more or to sign up for a renewal weekend.